Present and Former Members of Cambridge and District Amateur Radio Club

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The voyages on the Canals and Inland Waterways of Great Britain of a disparate group, the only thing in common being that at one time or another they were (or are still) members of the Cambridge & District Amateur radio Club (one exception, Adrian).   Sadly as at March 2017 we have lost touch with 3 former crew members and two are deceased.  Simon had emigrated to Canada from where he sent his memories, see below year selection table.

Three of the six remaining crew are becoming a drain on the NHS, it is hoped that we can fund a couple of carers in future years so that we can continue this epic story.  Ideal candidates would be around 30 years old, female, short skirts and suspenders not at all necessary, but helpful, as Martin would point out.


1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 no trip 2014 2015 2016
2017 2018

Click here for latest updated database of the trips, HAMS AFLOAT, in PDF format.  It is now thought to be correct, please let me know if you find any errors or omissions.

Click here for memories from Simon..  Present or past crew members are also very welcome to send in memories, specific years attached to year pages, general, like Simon's will appear on this front page.

WARNING :- Spouse, Children and Grandchildren must be prepared to see their Partner, Parent or Grandparent in a new light after reading and looking at some of the photographs.  My hope in doing this site is that the group members will have happy memories flooding back and help add more over the coming months and years.  Small amount of "Adult Content".

Eating on-board prepared meals and drinking "Real Ale" will feature a lot, for these are the attraction of a narrowboat holiday for us.  The photographs show the wonderful legacy that has been left for us all to discover.   Oh...and a little bit of what is the greatest hobby in the world, Amateur Radio.  For more information visit the Radio Society of Great Britain

Also visit CDARC Contesting and Outdoor activities site (like this site always under construction)

I very much hope that visitors enjoy the pictures and notes.  Visit back from time to time, the last significant update is shown at the bottom of the page, minor improvements and correction are not listed.  Make sure you refresh your browser (CTRL + F5) so that any changes can be seen.

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I have increased the font size to 1.2em (after several complaints from the retired members), if this is better I will modify for all pages, let me know.

Last updates
7th January 2016, added trip notes and Dmk photos to 2007
4th November 2016, added completed 2016 trip, in record time.
1st March 2017, added completed 2015 trip
8th March 2017, added selection of Mike's 2014 fantastic photos
12th April 2018, added 2017 trip
15th October 2018, added part 2018 trip
4th November 2018, added Mike's 2007 photos, please name the pub somebody at least 6 shots with books
7th Novemebr 2018, added Martin's 2007 photos
14th November 2018. added 2006 trip, with MA-MC to follow shortly